Mike Kurilla sent us some pictures of an albino deer with fawns he spotted while traveling just east of Upper Mission Lake, north of Merrifield, on Thursday.
It’s rare to see an albino deer in the wild. Albino deer are said to rarely live to adulthood because their predators can spot them so easily. Albinos can also have poor eyesight which can be a severe hindrance to survival in the wild.
It is legal to harvest albino deer during Minnesota’s deer hunting seasons, but public opinion has been noted as high for leaving them alone so others can enjoy thrill of spotting them in the wild as well.